(180159). Father of F. A. W. Spitta* and J. A. P. Spitta*; b. Hanover, Hannover, Ger.; Hugenot ancestors, originally named de L'Hôpital (hence probably the name Spitta as abbreviated from Ger. Hospital), had fled Fr. to Brunswick after revocation of the Edict of Nantes* (see also France, 10); educ. Göttingen under rationalistic influence; private tutor Lüne, near Lüneburg, 182428; asst. pastor Sudwalde, near Hoya, 182830; military and prison chaplain Hameln 183037; pastor Wechold, near Hoya, 183747; supt. Wittingen 1847, Peine 1853, Burgdorf 1859. Hymnist. Works include Psalter und Harfe; hymns include O selig Haus, wo man dich aufgenommen; Wir sind des Herrn, wir leben oder sterben.
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